A by-election for one vacancy in the Gisborne Ward (approx 24,500 electors) will be held on Thursday 19 November 2020 by postal vote.
Candidate nominations closed 12noon Wednesday 23 September 2020. Those nominated are:
Hughes, Isaac Te Atawhai
Nepia-Clamp, Te Aturangi
A postal ballot for electors of the Gisborne Ward will commence on Wednesday 28 October 2020 with the delivery of voting documents.
Voting documents can be returned by post or hand delivered to the Gisborne District Council's main office, 15 Fitzherbert Street, Gisborne.
All votes must be received by the electoral officer or an electoral official by 12noon Thursday 19 Novermber 2020.
A person can apply to enrol as either a residential or ratepayer elector up to and including Wednesday 18 November 2020 - the day before the closing of voting.
|Public notice of By-Election, calling for nominations||Wednesday 26 August 2020|
|Nominations open - roll open for inspection||Wednesday 26 August 2020|
|Nominations close at 12noon - roll closes||Wednesday 23 September 2020|
|Public notice of day of By-Election and candidates names||Saturday 26 September 2020|
|Delivery of voting documents by post||Wednesday 28 October - Tuesday 3 November 2020|
|Special voting period, early processing period||from Wednesday 28 October 2020|
|By-Election Day - Voting closes at 12 noon||Thursday 19 November 2020|
|Declaration of result and public notice||Saturday 21 November 2020|
|Return of electoral donations and expenses form||by Friday 15 January 2021|
To be eligible to stand for election, a candidate must:
• be aged 18 years or over
• be a New Zealand citizen by birth or citizenship ceremony
• be enrolled on the Parliamentary Electoral Roll - this can be at an address anywhere in New Zealand.
• have 2 people nominate you who are electors (residential or ratepayer) of the Gisborne Ward.
All nomination papers must be in the hands of the electoral officer or an electoral official no later than 12noon Wednesday 23 September 2020.
Are you enrolled?
Before you can vote, you need to be enrolled on the New Zealand Parliamentary Electoral Roll. Visit the Electoral Commission website to start the registration process. Get ready to enrol(external link)
Enrolment form and information
For further information regarding this by-election, please contact the electoral office:
♦ Phone: 09 973 5212 ♦ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ♦ Write to:
Dale Ofsoske, Electoral Officer, Gisborne District Council, C/‐Independent Election Services Ltd, P O Box 5135, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141